With Harry Redknapp recently admitting that his superstar could leave the club at the end of the current season, Manchester City seem to have pricked their ears up regarding the signature of Luka Modric with a view to a summer deal.
The club’s recent slips have led some playing staff to become disenchanted with their prospects of elite football at White Hart Lane, with Gareth Bale also stating earlier in the week that he would have to consider his options should Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League.
As things stand, City sit in pole position to go on and win the Premier League title and although that in itself is a great feat, the club won’t be likely to rest on their laurels this summer whatever the end of the season outcome is.
As always, the big-spending club have been linked with an endless lists of superstars and prodigies in recent weeks but this particular move would seem to hold more ground than the rest.
Modric was the subject of several rejected Chelsea bids in the summer, the last and highest of which was said to be in the region of £37m.
The Croatian international has made 35 appearances for Spurs this season, scoring five goals and recording six assists.
Despite their best season in recent history, more than a few Manchester City stars are said to be nearing the Etihad exit including the likes of Adam Johnson, Nigel de Jong, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and Owen Hargreaves as well as others.
David Pizarro will also return to Roma as it seems unlikely that the Chilean will pen a permanent deal with the English club.
Modric is a proven talent amongst the English elite and however keen he may turn out to be regarding a departure, the North London outfit are unlikely to have changed their £40m estimation too much.
That being said, recent seasons have taught us that these kind of funds are certainly available to the Citizens but with Financial Fair Play ready to come into effect, it will be interesting to see just how cautious City are in their spending lest they risk exclusion from European competition.